last name

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last name (plural last names)

  1. A surname.

Usage notesEdit

  • A last name is so called because it is in English written last, after the given names. However, in many other languages and cultures this name precedes the given name; in these cases, the terms surname or family name are more appropriate.

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Last modified on 17 August 2013, at 12:06